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Dysmenorrhea refers to period pain or menstrual cramping. Some level of period pain is common. On the other hand, some women put up with excessive pain believing it to be normal. Menstrual cramps can be the symptom of numerous other disorders. It is called secondary dysmenorrhea when caused by another disorder. Possible causes include pelvic infection, pelvic inflammatory disease, endometriosis, adenomyosis, and various other conditions....more »
The following medical conditions are some of the possible
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During a consultation, your doctor will use various techniques to assess the symptom: Dysmenorrhea. These will include a physical examination and possibly diagnostic tests. (Note: A physical exam is always done, diagnostic tests may or may not be performed depending on the suspected condition) Your doctor will ask several questions when assessing your condition. It is important to openly share any pertinent information to help your doctor make an accurate diagnosis.
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Other medical conditions listed in the Disease Database as possible
causes of Dysmenorrhea as a symptom include:
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The list below shows some of the causes of Dysmenorrhea mentioned in various sources:
This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Dysmenorrhea. Of the 54 causes of Dysmenorrhea that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:
The following list of conditions have 'Dysmenorrhea' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.
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Depending on the seriousness of the onset of Dysmenorrhea, you may want to consult one of the following medical professionals.
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Subtypes of Dysmenorrhea:
Medical Conditions associated with Dysmenorrhea:
Female sexual symptoms (505 causes), Menstrual irregularities (559 causes), Sexual symptoms (1838 causes), Uterus symptoms (429 causes), Female reproductive symptoms (928 causes), Menstrual symptoms (559 causes), Women's health symptoms (1177 causes), Lower abdominal symptoms (3048 causes), Digestive symptoms (5299 causes), Abdominal symptoms (5930 causes), Bleeding symptoms (1783 causes), Pregnancy symptoms (699 causes), Vaginal symptoms (443 causes), Genital symptoms (986 causes), Intercourse symptoms (258 causes), Mens health symptoms (291 causes), Female genital symptoms (529 causes)
Symptoms related to Dysmenorrhea:
Menstrual cramps (16 causes), Amenorrhea (287 causes), Vaginal bleeding (147 causes), Menstrual symptoms (559 causes), Heavy periods (78 causes), Vaginal symptoms (443 causes), Normal menstrual cycles, Primary Dysmenorrhea, Secondary Dysmenorrhea, Pelvic inflammatory disease (28 causes), Endometriosis, Fibroids (5 causes), Adenomyosis (3 causes), Premenstrual syndrome (17 causes)
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